Here's the issue I see:cruisin1500 wrote:I'm beginning to really doubt SC. I think on one hand, it has one saving grace...you only have to pay a minimum of 30 dollars for the game. No one is forcing anyone to pay for anything extra.
There are people that backed the Kickstarter that have never been to the RSI site. They pledged for a certain set of features and were given an estimated release date. So lets say some guy pledged $250 for the RSI Constellation. The estimated release date has come and gone and sure it's an estimate but we're not even close to release and the game being developed now doesn't match the one the backer supported (again, this hypothetical backers has never been to the RSI site to see all the extra ships, stretch goals, etc.)
For the record I'm pretty sure I backed the project on RSI BEFORE the Kickstarter launched (though some articles seem to indicate the RSI crowdfunding started after the Kickstarter making me question my memory.) I only backed the kickstarter at the $5 reward level (because of my larger pledge at RSI) so I'd only be entitled to a $5 refund (which isn't even worth the effort to me). I've also bought several ships since (I think I'm up to around 6 now for a total cost of several hundred dollars) and I'm still hoping the game eventually comes out. Despite the fact that I don't want a refund nor do I think I'm personally entitled to one (beyond the $5 Kickstarter pledge) that doesn't stop me from understanding others may be in a different situation. I backed on RSI knowing full well that money may just be gone and they they would keep adding stretch goals, that's NOT how Kickstarter works though. In hindsight I'd say it was a mistake by them to even go on Kickstarter. I do think that the change of scope and resulting delays since the kickstarter closed entitles kickstarter backers to a refund if they so choose. I would hope that they'd buy into the larger vision and give it more time but I can understand if they choose not to and don't think they should be attacked because of that choice.